Perunanmyyntiä kalstajien veneistä Kolera-altaassa / Volker von Bonin, Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Why are some nations rich while others are poor? What are the forces that drive long-term economic and social development? What sparks crises? Why have we not been able to eradicate poverty, hunger and inequality? What has been the significance of tribe, class, gender and family?

Economic and social history is a historical social science discipline that explores economic and social phenomena over time. It offers tools based on historical and social scientific research to better understand the past and the contemporary world.